I recently posted pictures of a quilt I came up with for my grandson, and Mucky asked if I could post the design. So, here's my attempt. It won't be a full tutorial, but hopefully will give you enough info to try this if you want. Here's a link to the topic with the pictures: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-116849-1.htm
The design is shown in the first picture below. I did this in EQ7, and just put the same picture of the panda bears in each of the 8 "houses" in the quilt, but in reality, I had 8 different pictures from a fabric panel. The second picture shows the 6 blocks that make up the design. The blocks are 9 1/2 inches (9 inches finished).
According to EQ7, you need the following amounts of fabric. I don't really know if this is accurate or not. Usually, the EQ7 estimates are very generous:
black: 2 5/8 yd
orange: 1 3/4 yd
fussy cut blocks (8 of them)
solid green: 1 5/8 yd
green print: 2 yds
I made the blocks by cutting strip sets WOF with the following sizes:
solid green: 2 1/2"
green print: 3"
when you sew the strips together, you end up with 9 1/2" x 40 long strips. From these, you need to make the blocks shown in the second picture:
21 solid green corners
21 green print corners
20 straight pieces
4 path thru solid green
4 path thru green print
And you need:
8 fussy cut squares with path
1 start and 1 end (I used a partial corner and the black, with a stripe for a "start" and "finish" line.)
When you cut the strip sets for the corners, square off the end of the set, then on the bottom, come in 3/8" from the end and cut at a 45 degree angle to the other side. Then on the top, go 3/8" from where you finished, and cut perpendicularly to the bottom. If you do this twice, then you have 4 pieces, from which you can create 1 of each of the corners. Another way to do this would be to cut 9 3/4 inches off the strip set, then cut it diagonally, starting 3/8" from each end.
As I created the strip sets, I pressed all seams open, since pressing to one side or the other would never lock together when assembling the blocks.
That is adorable and so are the colors. Nice job.
WOW, I really like how you made this quilt. It is beautiful, I know your grandson is really enjoying it. You how a very great talent.
And can be used to make a fun ISPY or GO FETCH quilt. The layout is genius.
It's adorable, and could be used so many ways! Thank you for sharing your pattern!
Love this!!! I'm bookmarking! Great instructions with photos that tell it all. Now do some more tutorials, you are helping so many of us!
This is a great quilt design. I hope to have a grandchild in about a year and will definately keeps this in mind. Thank you so.much for sharing your idea and pics.
that is marvelous!!!!!!!!!!!!
jaw dropping cool! :mrgreen: